Maggie's Song

Album: Starting Over (2020)
  • Let me tell you a story
    About an old friend of mine
    Somebody left her in a shopping cart
    In a parking lot for us to find
    Just a fuzzy black pup
    She was hungry and feeling alone
    We put her in the back seat
    Told her we were taking her home

    Run, Maggie run
    With the heart of a rebel child
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    Be just as free as you are wild

    A few kids later
    We moved out on the farm
    And she followed those kids around
    Yeah, she kept them safe from harm
    And she loved to chase squirrels
    And playing out in the snow
    She'd take off like a bullet
    Man, you should have seen her go

    Run, Maggie run
    With the heart of a rebel child
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    Be just as free as you are wild

    It was raining on a Monday
    The day that Maggie died
    She woke up and couldn't use her legs
    So I laid down by her side
    She put her head on my hand
    Like she'd done so many times
    I told her she was a good dog
    Then I told her goodbye

    Run, Maggie run
    With the heart of a rebel child
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    Be just as free as you are wild

    I had a revelation
    As the tractor dug a hole
    I can tell you right now
    That a dog has a soul
    And I thought to myself
    As we buried her on the hill
    I never knew me a better dog
    And I guess I never will

    Run, Maggie run
    With the heart of a rebel child
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    Be just as free as you are wild
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    With the heart of a rebel child
    Oh, run, Maggie run
    Be just as free as you are wild Writer/s: Christopher Alvin Stapleton
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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